In the Workshop: My most used tool.


I love my Dremel. I really, really love it. Besides my trusty hammer and my anvil, the Dremel is my most often used tool.

I make a LOT of hair pins, and each one is hammered by hand, shaped, and then sanded guessed it! My trusty Dremel. I have coarse grit sanding bits and a split mandrel with various grit sandpaper that I use to get a smooth finish on my pieces.



I'm a bare bones, make do kind of jewelry maker while I grow my business, and have not bucked up the money for a Foredom yet. 


The variable speeds on this unit are wonderful, because slower speeds are desired sometimes for polishing or cutting uses. Running a cheap unit on high speed with a "pinkie" on a bezel wouldn't work very well! 

 Here's a link to the unit I purchased a few years ago. 


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